I have an easier time when I have an inspiration photo. For feathers, I would use a foam form rather than wire. You can glue or insert the feathers into the foam.
There a variety of wreaths here on hometalk made with feathers https://www.hometalk.com/search/posts?filter=feather%20wreath
Hi Kathryn, here's another lovely tutorial that will show you how - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA0Ov6YoUmI Have fun
This one is gorgeous
Here's a link to help you out!